Wheat field Image by NickyPe from Pixabay under Pixabay License

Wheat field Image by NickyPe from Pixabay under Pixabay License

ABC Big Ideas panel - Climate Change and Health

7th June 2019

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Sharon Friel

Professor Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). She was Director of RegNet from 2014-2019. Sharon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

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Recorded at The Climate and Health Crisis sympoisum hosted by RegNet and ANU’s Climate Change Institute earlier this year, Paul Barclay speaks to an expert panel about the relationship between climate change and public health, and how best to deal with threats posed by a hotter planet.

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Panel members:

Fiona Armstrong, Climate and Health Alliance

Howard Bamsey, Chair, Global Water Partnership and Honorary Professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Prof Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute and Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Anna Rose, Strategic Projects Director, Farmers for Climate Action

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